Kōrero: Birds of mountains and open country

Pipit nest with chicks

Pipit nest with chicks

Pipits make their nests in clumps of grass, tussock, bracken or scrub. They may lay two or three clutches through the spring and summer, with two to five eggs in each. When the adults come to feed the chicks, they land some distance from the nest then approach on foot – possibly to avoid giving away the location to potential predators.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10060570
Photograph by Tui De Roy

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Birds of mountains and open country - New Zealand pipit', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14018/pipit-nest-with-chicks (accessed 20 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015